Everyone should have a goal of living healthier. You should want to eat healthier and to get exercise. Studies have shown that people who get in shape and stay in shape live longer lives, have more energy and are just happier people all the way around. There are some things that you can do to challenge yourself in the next 30 days to living a healthier lifestyle.
There have been numerous studies done that show that a habit (good or bad) is formed in 30 days. Well, we want to create a good habit. So, over the next month, take a step in each of these areas to live a healthier lifestyle.
First of all, if you are not doing anything already, you need to start an exercise program. If doesn’t have to be all time consuming or expensive. Something as simple as walking for 15 minutes a day to start is excellent. You can run, cycle, roller blade, sit-ups – anything to get your body moving. If you have an exercise program in place – great! How often do you work out? One day a week, two days? Make one of your habits to exercise more. You may have to get out of bed ½ hour earlier – but he benefits are well worth it!
You next habit is to make sure that you are eating healthier. This means eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Everyone needs to get this into their eating plans. That many servings of fruits and vegetables sounds like lot – but is easier than you think. And, an easy way to do it is by making smoothies. 5 servings goes by really quickly if you put the right ingredients in them!
Another habit that you want to get into is to make sure that you are drinking 64 ounces of water each day. I know that there have been some out there now that is saying that this is not the case. Well, there are too many medical experts who say you should. Drinking adequate water flushes out the toxins in your body and carries nutrients to your cells. Drinking water also helps to keep our skin and hair healthy. We also want to keep our bodies hydrated. Dehydration can lead to all sorts of problems. Staying hydrated is also important because you need to replenish the fluids that you will lose by sweating as you work out.
So, there you go. That’s your challenge for the next 30 days. Get in the habit of exercising more, eating healthier and drinking water every day and see how much better you feel!